Birdman Denies Involvement In Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooting

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by Danielle Harling | HipHopDX posted Friday July 24, 2015 at 07:30AM PST Sources confirm that Birdman did receive a phone call shortly after tour bus shooting. Days after it was reported that both Birdman and Young Thug were named in an indictment stemming from Lil Wayne’s tour bus being shot at in Atlanta, Georgia […]

‘Southpaw’ Jake vs. Em vs. 50 Cent Who’d You Rather?

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BY TMZ STAFF 7/21/2015 6:00 AM PDT Paws up. Here’s a photo of dap kings Jake Gyllenhaal, Eminem and 50 Cent at the NYC premiere of the boxing film, “Southpaw.” A quick look at their stats … – Jake, 34 … 1 Oscar nom – Eminem, 42 … 15 Grammys, 1 Oscar – 50 Cent, […]

50 Cent testifies his lifestyle is an illusion: ‘I take the jewelry and cars back to the stores’

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Aly Weisman | Business Insider July 21, 2015, 5:04 PM After filing for bankruptcy last week, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, appeared in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to testify that he is not as wealthy as his flashy lifestyle makes him appear to be. While Forbes estimated the rapper’s […]

Rapper C-Murder offers witnesses who say he didn’t kill teen

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By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM, updated July 21, 2015 at 5:52 PM Two new witnesses who say they saw Corey “C-Murder” Miller at a Harvey nightclub during a fight that led to a fatal shooting say the rapper was not involved in the fracas, Miller’s attorney says. […]

DJ Mustard Speaks On YG Shooting; Says He Is Not Executive Producing His Next Album

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By Tanay Hudson | All Hip Hop News June 30, 2015 When YG released his debut album My Krazy Life, in 2014, he and his resident beatmaker DJ Mustard were deemed the new Snoop and Dre. For the second go round, Mustard has revealed that he will not be executive producing YG’s sophomore project, Still […]

YG Shot in L.A.

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BY TMZ STAFF 6/12/2015 12:07 PM PDT Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We’re told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip. Somehow the rapper was able to get in […]

Breaking Ad: When Hip-Hop First Went Corporate

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Kyle Coward | The Atlantic Apr 21 2015, 7:45 AM ET First up is the Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man rapping over a minor-key piano sample atop a classic East Coast boom-bap beat, climaxing with a roar and proclaiming that he likes to wet his whistle with a 40-ounce. The camera pans past Ol’ Dirty Bastard […]

Daz Dillinger Says He Will Rob Anyone Putting Up Suge Knight’s Bail Money

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by Paul Meara | Hip Hop DX posted Sunday April 19, 2015 at 03:00PM PDT Daz Dillinger jokingly threatens a figurative accomplice to getting Suge Knight out on bond. Suge Knight’s murder trial has seen its fair share of antics. From entering the courtroom outfitted as a blind man to fainting when learning of how […]

John Legend Announces Campaign To End Mass Incarceration, FREE AMERICA

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By Tanay Hudson | All Hip Hop News April 13, 2015 John Legend is using his talents to address a social cause. The Academy Award-winning singer has announced that he is launching a campaign to end mass incarceration, FREE AMERICA. “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country,” Legend told the Associated Press. […]

A$AP Ferg Says Racism Doesn’t Exist Anymore, Thanks To…The Internet

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The Huffington Post | By Brennan Williams March 23, 2015 Rapper A$AP Ferg has intentions of bridging the gap between suburban and inner-city America by connecting fans to his music via the Internet. During a recent interview on NPR’s “Microphone Check” podcast, the 26-year-old A$AP Mob member explained his thoughts that racism has ended and […]

San Diego judge drops charge against rap singer in gang case

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By Tony Perry | LA Times March 16, 2015 A San Diego judge Monday dropped conspiracy charges against a rap singer accused of belonging to a violent street gang whose members are facing charges of attempted murder and other offenses. Prosecutors had alleged that Brandon Duncan, 33, fit the legal definition of a gang member […]

Biggie Claimed Some Of Tupac’s “Me Against The World” Beats Were His, Easy Mo Bee Says

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By Mitchell Steinfeld posted Tuesday March 10, 2015 at 02:00PM PDT The Tupac Shakur album turns 20 this week. On the twentieth anniversary week of Me Against The World, Easy Mo Bee discusses producing songs on the Tupac album. “We recorded a big batch of songs,” Easy Mo Bee says during an interview with RevoltTV. […]